DPT Orientation Information



Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Orientation Dates

DPT Class of 2020 Orientation Dates: July 11th-12th


 Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here.  

Screening for tuberculosis is an annual requirement of all UNTHSC students. Students who have not received a vaccination against tuberculosis or who have not tested positive in the past to tuberculosis can easily be screened for tuberculosis via a skin test (PPD). Skin tests will be provided at several events on campus. This service is completely free and optional. Those who do not attend the mass screening events must get screened by their primary care provider by skin test, blood test, or chest x-ray. New students must provide 2 skin tests due to the boosting effect of latent tuberculosis. This means that new students may need to get an additional skin test after their first screening. More information can be found on the website: www.unthsc.edu/immunizations. Questions about immunization and screening requirements can be made to health@unthsc.edu.

White Coat Ceremony

All incoming DO, DPT and PA students must attend.  Please click here for more information on White Coat Ceremony and click here to submit your white coat size.


UNT Health Science Center has an Online Bookstore for students to purchase textbooks. If you are looking to purchase new or used textbooks, please visit: www.unthsc.bkstr.com

Additional offerings include Digital Textbooks and specially priced Microsoft and Adobe software.

UNT Health Science Center and Alumni Association merchandise are also available for purchase through the Online Bookstore.  Shop the website to purchase a t-shirt, car decal or coffee mug!

Required HIPAA & CITI Training

All incoming DPT students need to complete HIPAA Training. HIPAA Training will be available for completion during the week of orientation. Instructions on how to complete this training will be communicated via email.

All incoming DPT students are required to complete CITI training prior to New Student Orientation. Be prepared to turn in your CITI training certificate of completion during New Student Orientation. Click HERE for more information.

The instructions for registering and completing the CITI Training is available here.

CITI Training for Continuing Education: When you create a new account with CITI, one of the steps mentions Continuing Education (CE) credits.  Unless you would like the CE credit, you need to check “NO” regarding CE.  There is a charge for CE credit that you will be responsible for paying if you select “YES”.  The required CITI Human Subjects Research Training course does not cost anything to students.

Background Checks

As a new DPT student, you are required to complete a criminal background check prior to New Student Orientation. You will receive an email that instructs you on how to complete the background check. Click here to view the email notification.   Please do not attempt to complete the background check until you receive the email.

If you need assistance locating your Student ID Number, please click here for instructions.

Note: You will not have access to the site to submit your background check until you have been officially accepted into the DPT program. 


All incoming DPT students will receive a university-issued technology package. More information about the technology package can be found HERE

Medical Equipment

DPT students do not need to purchase medical equipment. It will be provided by the the DPT program.


Pre-Matriculation workshops are not required but are highly recommended for incoming DPT students. The workshops generally take place during the two weeks prior to New Student

Website for the Pre-Matriculation courses –Click HERE. The full schedule, workshop descriptions, pricing and registration information will be available on the website.


You do not need to register for your classes. DPT students are placed in their classes each semester.

Student Veteran’s Information

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we would like to invite our incoming military affiliated students (veterans, reserve, active, etc.) to learn about the veteran and military-specific resources and opportunities that are available here at UNTHSC. More information about opportunities to learn about these resources will be provided prior to new student orientation.

Admissions Office

University of North Texas Health Science Center
School of Health Professions Admissions
Student Service Center, Suite 130
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 735-2003 or (817) 735-2003
Fax: (817) 735-2529 or (817) 735-2529
E-Mail: PTAdmissions@unthsc.edu

This page was last modified on April 11, 2017